A wonderful disallowed goal, a Premier League record equalled and everything else from the day's Premier League action

Your last batch of 2016 Premier League has been served, and after a year in which Leicester City won the title, Chelsea now sit atop the league table as 2017 approaches.

But what went on during the final Saturday of Premier League football this year? Well, let us catch you up.


Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Manchester City's Yaya Toure - (Dave Howarth/PA)
(Dave Howarth/PA)

Burnley 4-1 Sunderland
Chelsea 4-2 Stoke City
Leicester City 1-0 West Ham
Manchester United 2-1 Middlesbrough
Southampton 1-2 West Brom
Swansea City 0-3 Bournemouth
Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

Player of the day

Burnley forward Andre Gray - (Richard Sellers/PA)
(Richard Sellers/PA)

That accolade goes to Burnley's Andre Gray, who became the first Burnley player to score a hat-trick in the Premier League in their game against Sunderland.

His treble came in the space of 22 minutes, and helped the Clarets to a three goal advantage. Sean Dyche's men eventually saw the game out 4-1 after Ashley Barnes and Jermain Defoe got themselves on the score sheet.

After a run of games without a goal, Gray now has four in two and Burnley sit nine points clear of the relegation zone - happy new year indeed.

Blink and you'll miss it

Manchester United players celebrate with Paul Pogba - (Dave Thompson/EMPICS Sport)
(Dave Thompson/EMPICS Sport)

For a short while it looked as though Middlesbrough might complete the most unlikely result of the day, when Grant Leadbitter but the Boro 1-0 up at Old Trafford against Manchester United with 67 minutes on the clock.

Middlesbrough came close to holding on, but when Anthony Martial equalised with five minutes remaining, a United winner felt inevitable.

Paul Pogba provided United's all-important second goal a minute later, and Jose Mourinho's side are now 10 games unbeaten in the league.

Disallowed goal of the day

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic puts the ball past Middlesbrough's Victor Valdes - (Dave Thompson/EMPICS Sport)
(Dave Thompson/EMPICS Sport)

United's day could have been made a lot easier had Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fine karate goal been allowed to stand, as it should have been.

The Swedish striker leapt high to meet a cross and kick it in acrobatically, only for the referee to deem the height of his boot to be dangerous.

Unlucky Zlatan, a genuine contender for disallowed goal of the month, let alone the day.

Don't stop me now

Chelsea forward Diego Costa - (Adam Davy/PA)
(Adam Davy/PA)

Chelsea have forgotten how to lose, after coming through a test of character against a decent Stoke side to win 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge.

The victory means Chelsea have equalled Arsenal's record of 13 consecutive wins in a season, and keeps them six points clear at the top of the table.

Two more victories, against Tottenham and Leicester, will see the Blues break the all-time record for consecutive Premier League wins. Can they do it?

Statistic of the year

It goes without saying that Chelsea have accrued the most points of any side in the league during 2016, but of more interest are those teams following closely (or not so closely) behind.

Manchester United for example have earned more points than rivals Manchester City, while Tottenham edge out Arsenal.

What might 2017 bring?

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